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J.Lo pays tribute to Selena

Jennifer Lopez took to the stage at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Mexico yesterday to remember late singer Selena.

In 1997 the singer-and-actress had her big break playing the late singer Selena Quintanilla in the critically acclaimed biopic.

Yesterday she performed at the event in Miami, belting out some of Selena's biggest hits, including I Could Fall in Love, Como La Flor and No Me Queda Mas.

A montage of the star, who was murdered at the age of 23 in 1995, played in the background and Selena's former band, Los Dinos, joined Jennifer on stage.

At the end of the performance, the 45-year-old expressed her love for Selena to a standing ovation.

There were some huge wins at the ceremony last night, with Enrique Iglesias scooping nine prizes, including Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year and Latin Pop Album of the Year with record Sex and Love. He had been nominated for an amazing 19 awards.

It was an amazing achievement for Enrique, but Romeo Santos, the most nominated artist in Latin Billboard history, piped him to the post with ten wins last night. Among them was the prestigious Artist of the Year title.

Iconic artists Carlos Santana and Roberto Carlos received the special Spirit of Hope Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Shakira was named Social Artist of the Year, celebrating an amazing 30.7 million Twitter followers.

Rapper Drake was also honoured with the Crossover Artist of the Year prize, while Marc Anthony won Tour of the Year.

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